WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

'Muslims For Loyalty' Campaign Kicks Off In D.C.

Play associated audio

In the District, a national Muslim advocacy organization is launching an ad campaign which urges the American Muslim community to pledge loyalty to the U.S.

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community say they've had it with the negative forces which encourage young Muslims to engage in homegrown terrorism. Tuesday the group distributed approximately 100,000 flyers in support of their "Muslims for Loyalty" ad campaign. The idea is to promote the notion that the Muslim community is peaceful by design and rejects violence.

National Vice President Naseem Mahdi says American Muslims have a religious duty to be loyal citizens.

"...Our 'Muslims for Loyalty' campaign intends to peacefully, but forcefully, convey [to] the American Muslim youth that all messages which encourage disloyalty to or terrorism against America contradict the teaching of Islam, the holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad..." he says.

Members of the community, which maintains chapters in over 190 countries, say they will begin articulating their message door to door. They will also launch an ad campaign on busses and billboards across the U.S.

WAMU 88.5

Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

NPR

TSA Hopes To Speed Up Screening Lines This Summer, Administrator Tells Congress

But the TSA projects that its checkpoints will screen 100 million more people in 2016 than it did in 2013, while the agency's workforce has been reduced by 12 percent over that same time period.
NPR

Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.